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LaRosa Boys & Girls Club outing a success

Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Craig Patterson, Trace Bocan and Mark Dowd surround LaRosa Boys & Girls Club director Jim Barry, third from left, as he chooses a putter on the 7 Springs course.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Craig Patterson, Trace Bocan and Mark Dowd surround LaRosa Boys & Girls Club director Jim Barry, third from left, as he chooses a putter on the 7 Springs course.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Putting on the 11th hole, Vinnie Wassel is cheered on by fellow golfers Shane Guzewicz, kneeling, Bryce Patterson and Jimmy Barry.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Putting on the 11th hole, Vinnie Wassel is cheered on by fellow golfers Shane Guzewicz, kneeling, Bryce Patterson and Jimmy Barry.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Tom Stoner, Rob Hammond, Adam Striffler Galaski and Steve Galaski take a break in the cafe at 7 Springs Golf Course.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Tom Stoner, Rob Hammond, Adam Striffler Galaski and Steve Galaski take a break in the cafe at 7 Springs Golf Course.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Matt Keller and Wayne Harrison buy basket auction tickets from Sharon Soles.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Matt Keller and Wayne Harrison buy basket auction tickets from Sharon Soles.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Dave Denardo grills steaks for hungry golfers outside the Jacob Woll Pavilion at Renziehausen Park.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Dave Denardo grills steaks for hungry golfers outside the Jacob Woll Pavilion at Renziehausen Park.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - On the 10th hole at 7 Springs Golf Course, Adam Alfer follows thorugh with a swing as fellow golfers Bob Sparks, Ron Alfer and Justin Liptak watch the ball.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>On the 10th hole at 7 Springs Golf Course, Adam Alfer follows thorugh with a swing as fellow golfers Bob Sparks, Ron Alfer and Justin Liptak watch the ball.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Ron Howard, Ronnie Howard, Alex Gabauer and Tim Gabauer dig in to their steak dinners at the Jacob Woll Pavilion after a day on the 7 Springs Golf Course.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Ron Howard, Ronnie Howard, Alex Gabauer and Tim Gabauer dig in to their steak dinners at the Jacob Woll Pavilion after a day on the 7 Springs Golf Course.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - At the first tee at 7 Springs Golf Course, Nick Lewis follows through with a swing as fellow golfers Andrea Lewis, Mark Russell and Tim Kane watch the ball.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>At the first tee at 7 Springs Golf Course, Nick Lewis follows through with a swing as fellow golfers Andrea Lewis, Mark Russell and Tim Kane watch the ball.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Ryan Sturgess putts on the tenth hole at 7 Springs Golf Course as fellow golfers Mike Pringle, standing, and Dan McLaughlin observe.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Ryan Sturgess putts on the tenth hole at 7 Springs Golf Course as fellow golfers Mike Pringle, standing, and Dan McLaughlin observe.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Ellen Show offers 50/50 raffle tickets to golfers Jimmy Clacko, left, and Tim Merlin at the Jacob Woll Pavilion at Renziehausen Park.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Ellen Show offers 50/50 raffle tickets to golfers Jimmy Clacko, left, and Tim Merlin at the Jacob Woll Pavilion at Renziehausen Park.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Chad Bailey scoops a baked macaroni and cheese side dish to complement Ron Maurer's steak dinner.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Chad Bailey scoops a baked macaroni and cheese side dish to complement Ron Maurer's steak dinner.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Chuck Schultz, Joe Ernst, Dan Schultz and Chuck Frederick enjoy a few laughs over dinner.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Chuck Schultz, Joe Ernst, Dan Schultz and Chuck Frederick enjoy a few laughs over dinner.
By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 3:41 a.m.
 

LaRosa Boys & Girls Club hosted its 10th annual benefit Saturday, featuring a round at 7 Springs Golf Course and a steak dinner in Renziehausen Park.

Sunny weather greeted the 22 foursomes at the Elizabeth Township course, followed by dinner and prizes at the Jacob Woll Pavilion in McKeesport.

“It was a beautiful, awesome day,” LaRosa executive director Jim Barry said, noting that rain hit the region heavily later in the day. “Mother Nature cooperated for a change. For the last two years, it's rained on this event and it hurt us tremendously.”

Barry said it's phenomenal to see participants and sponsors from McKeesport and surrounding communities support the club.

“We also have several alumni, who grew up in our Boys & Girls Club, who come back just for this outing,” Barry said. “Everyone has fun.”

Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or jvertullo@tribweb.com.

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